AR# 57618


Virtex-7 FPGA VC709 Connectivity Kit - What is the SODIMM capacity of the VC709?


The VC709 ships with 2 SODIMMs on board, each with 4 GB up to 1600MTs.

Can this capacity be changed?


The Virtex-7 FPGA VC709 Connectivity Kit can support two 8 GB SODIMMs. However, this configuration has not been tested.

All 16 address lines are wired to the FPGA, as well as the 2 rank selects S#0 and S#1.

The VC709 was designed to support 1600MTs:

216A[15:0]* 23BA[2:0] * 2 Ranks S#[1:0] * 8Bytes per 64bit SODIMM = (65536)*(8)*(2)*8 = 8GBytes

Note: The VC709 has ONLY been tested with 4 GB Single Rank SODIMMs, MT8KTF51264HZ-1G9. Therefore, the S#1 net is not tested during production testing.

Using Dual Rank is the only way to achieve 8 GB on a DDR3 SODIMM (Single Rank design will only get to 4 GB).

MIG currently supports Dual Rank SODIMM, but none are supported at 1866 Mbps. 

Frequency support for dual rank parts is dropped down by one memory speed grade. 

See Table 18 in DS183 for reference.

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AR# 57618
Date 05/01/2014
Status Active
Type General Article
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